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5 Ways To Unpair Your Fire Stick Remote In Seconds (2022)

How To Unpair Fire Stick Remote

Too many Fire TV remotes paired to your Amazon device? 

Or perhaps…

You have another Fire Stick but want to use the same remote?

If you need to unpair your remote, it’s as easy as making lemonade. 

And if that doesn’t work, don’t worry. 

I have just the fix.

Read on to find out: 

  • 5 plain sailing ways to unpair your Fire Stick remote. 
  • How to change your Fire Stick remote to another Fire Stick.
  • What you can do if your remote’s unresponsive (and 1 quick fix for it).
  • And so much more…

How to unpair a Fire Stick remote?

To unpair a Fire Stick remote, you’ll need a 2nd remote to initiate the unpairing process. If you want to unpair the only remote you have, use the Amazon Fire TV app as an alternative option. If this method doesn’t work, you can perform a factory reset on the Fire Stick device or reset your remote. 


5 ways to unpair your Fire Stick remote


#1: Unplug your Fire Stick device

Note: This method only works if you have another Fire Stick remote and a separate Fire Stick device. For example, you have a Fire Cube and a corresponding remote for that device. 

If you want to unpair your existing Fire Stick from your current remote, it’s impossible. 

Why? 

Because Amazon doesn’t allow you to unpair a remote that’s currently connected to your Fire Stick. 

So, this method only works if you meet the following conditions:

  1. A 2nd Fire Stick remote
  2. Another Amazon Fire device like Fire Stick Lite or Fire Cube.

If you meet these conditions, all you need to do is unplug your Fire Stick device. 

#2: Manually unpair through your Amazon Fire Stick settings

This method is ideal if you own 2 Amazon Fire Stick remotes. 

If not, proceed to approach #3 in the next section.

To unpair your Fire Stick remote via your settings menu, follow these steps:

Step 1: On your Fire Stick home screen, select your settings menu (gear icon). 

This will be located in the far-right section of your screen beside the 3-dot icon.

Step 2: Select “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.”

Step 3: Tap “Amazon Fire TV Remotes.”

Step 4: Choose the Fire Stick remote you want to unpair. 

Step 5: Press the menu button (3-horizontal line icon) on your 2nd remote. 

Now, take note. 

This won’t work if you’re pressing the menu button on the same remote you want to unpair. 

Step 6: Press the Select button on your 2nd remote. 

From here, you’ve successfully unpaired your Fire Stick remote. 

#3: Use a mobile app 

Using a mobile application is ideal if you want to unpair the only Fire Stick remote you have. 

However, you’ll need 2 things to carry this out: 

  1. Any mobile device – smartphone, tablet, or iPad.
  2. The Amazon Fire TV app – available on Google Play Store and App Store

So, first things first, download the app. 

From here, you’ll need to set up the Amazon Fire TV app before unpairing your Fire Stick remote: 

  1. Launch the app. 
  2. You’ll be asked to enable notifications by choosing either “Sure” or “No, thanks.”
  3. Connect to the same WiFi network your TV’s connected to. 
  4. Select the TV where your Fire Stick device is plugged into. 
  5. You should see a code on your TV screen. 
  6. Enter the same code on your mobile phone or tablet. 
  7. You’ve successfully set up the app with your Fire Stick. 

Unpairing your Fire Stick through the Amazon Fire TV app

  1. On your Amazon Fire TV app menu, tap the gear icon in the upper-left corner. 
  2. Select “Fire TV Settings.”
  3. Click on “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.”
  4. Tap “Amazon Fire TV Remotes.”
  5. Select “Amazon Fire TV Remote.”
  6. Tap your app’s Menu button (bottom-left corner of your phone’s screen).
  7. Press Select to confirm the unpairing. 

After you’ve unpaired your Fire Stick remote, you can only use the mobile app from now on. 

Read also: Firestick Remote Not Working: 10 Causes & Fixes

#4: Factory reset your Fire Stick

If methods #2 and #3 didn’t work for you, the next best step is a factory reset. 

What this means is erasing all your data and reverting your device to its default settings. 

At the same time, a factory reset means you’ll have to set up your Fire Stick remote again. 

Warning: Back up all your files before performing a factory reset since you will lose all your data. 

Here’s how to unpair your Fire Stick remote through a factory reset: 

  1. On your Amazon Fire TV, head to your settings menu (gear icon). 
  2. Tap “My Fire TV.” 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and select “Reset to Factory Defaults.”
  4. Tap “Reset.”
  5. Wait for your Fire Stick to restart.

After the factory reset, your Fire TV should restart and unpair your remote. 

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#5: Reset your Fire Stick remote

If your Fire TV or streaming stick is unresponsive, there’s 1 more option: 

Reset your Fire Stick remote by pressing a series of buttons. 

In addition, this also depends on what kind of remote you have. 

Not to worry, though. 

I’ve laid a step-by-step guide on how to reset several Fire Stick remote models. 

Reset Amazon Basic Edition Fire Stick Remote

For Amazon Basic Edition Fire Stick remotes

  1. Hold your home button.
  2. While holding your home button, press the menu button. 
  3. Release your home button. 
  4. Tap the Menu button 9x. 
  5. Take out the batteries of your remote. 
  6. Unplug your Fire TV from its power source. 
  7. Wait for 1 minute.
  8. Insert your batteries back into the remote. 
  9. Plug your Fire TV back into its power source and turn it on. 
  10. After you see the home screen appear, hold down your home button for 40 seconds. 
  11. Wait for 1 minute to complete the setup.

For those with Amazon Alexa voice remote (1st gen)

Note: 1st gen Amazon Alexa voice remotes don’t have power and volume up/down buttons. 

  1. Unplug your Fire TV. 
  2. Wait for 1 minute. 
  3. Hold down the Left and Menu buttons at the same time for 10 to 12 seconds. 
  4. Release both buttons. 
  5. Wait for 5 to 10 seconds. 
  6. Take out the batteries of your remote. 
  7. Plug your Fire TV back into its power source.
  8. Place your batteries back into the remote. 
  9. Tap the home button on your Fire Stick remote. 

For 2nd gen Amazon Alexa voice and Fire TV remotes

Note: This method also works if you have a Fire TV Lite or Soundbar remote.

  1. Unplug your Fire TV from its power source. 
  2. Wait for 1 minute. 
  3. Hold the Left, Menu, and Back buttons at the same time for 10 to 12 seconds. 
  4. Release both buttons
  5. Wait for 5 seconds. 
  6. Remove the batteries of your remote. 
  7. Plug your Fire TV back into its power source.
  8. Insert the batteries into your remote. 
  9. Press Fire Stick remote’s home button. 

How do I change my Fire Stick remote to another Fire Stick?

To change your Fire Stick remote to another Fire Stick, you need to unpair it from your current Fire Stick. 

Alternatively, you can use the Amazon Fire TV app to unpair your remote. 

Have 2 Fire Stick devices, and only 1 is paired with your remote? 

Here’s what you can do:

  1. Unplug your current Fire Stick.
  2. Plug in the other Fire Stick device. 
  3. On your home screen, go to your settings menu (gear icon). 
  4. Tap “Controllers & Bluetooth Devices.” 
  5. Click on “Amazon Fire TV Remotes.”
  6. Select “Add New Remote.”
  7. Hold down your remote’s home button. 
  8. Wait for your Fire Stick device to find your remote.
  9. Press the Select button to confirm the pairing process. 

“What if this method doesn’t work?”

In that case, use the Amazon Fire TV app as the remote for your other Fire Stick.

From there, you can perform the pairing process as mentioned above using the mobile app.

Then again, if you’re still experiencing issues, it may be time to buy a new Fire Stick remote.